Weekly Trash + Recycling Pickup
Trash and recycling should be put out the evening before pickup.
South of 25th Street:
- TRASH — Friday morning
- RECYCLING — Wednesday morning
North of 25th Street:
- TRASH — Tuesday morning
- RECYCLING — Thursday morning
Trash Cans + Recycling Bins
Trash bins must be tightly covered at all times to deter rats.
Baltimore City provides free trash cans to all residential addresses. If your can is missing, call 311 to request a new one.
Landlords are required by law to provide adequate trash and recycling receptacles for their tenants. If your building doesn't have enough rodent-proof bins or dumpsters, please ask your landlord to provide additional cans — your neighbors will thank you!
How to Recycle in Baltimore
Baltimore recycling collection is single-stream, meaning that all recyclables go in one container.
Most common recyclables are accepted, but no plastic bags or styrofoam should be included in your bin.
See the Baltimore City Recycling FAQ for a complete list of accepted materials and how to recycle electronics, motor oil, and other hazardous materials.
City-subsidized recycling bins are available for all residents, and can be purchased from selected locations throughout the city. 25 gallon bins are $12 and 18 gallon bins are $5.
Bulk Trash + Furniture Disposal
Bulk items are furniture, appliances and up to 4 tires with the rims removed.
All bulk trash pickup must be scheduled with the city at least 4 business days prior to pickup.
Every month, residents can place up to three bulk or oversized items out for collection. Visit the city’s 311 website to request a bulk trash pickup.
City residents with a valid ID may also dispose of bulk items, recycling, yard waste, and electronics Monday – Saturday at the Citizen Drop-off Center on Sisson Street.
CVCBD Sanitation Services
The Charles Village Community Benefits District Sanitation Team works in Old Goucher and the surrounding neighborhoods to keep the streets clean. Contact the CVCBD with any sanitation concerns or complaints:
Matthew Bradby, Sanitation Supervior: 410-235-4411 ext. 17
Baltimore City 311: non-emergency city services
Report graffiti, illegal dumping, street lights out, abandoned vehicles, downed tree branches, and other city nuisances. Help keep Baltimore clean, green, and safe!
Dial 311 on your phone, or go online to the Baltimore 311 website to make a report.
The free Baltimore 311 app is also available from Google Play and iTunes Stores for smartphones, allowing citizens to quickly report an issues from anywhere in the city using your mobile phone.